Blind Speed


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$21.95  $20.41
Triquarterly Books
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6.5 X 1.0 X 9.1 inches | 1.26 pounds
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About the Author

JOSH BARKAN was awarded a literature fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in 2006. He has taught writing at Harvard University, New York University, and Boston University and is the author of the short-story collection Before Hiroshima. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and Yale, he lives in New York City.


"Part farce, part political satire, part metafiction, Blind Speed is a rich fictional stew. Josh Barkan has written an energetic modern-day picaresque."
--Tom Perrotta, author of Little Children and The Abstinence Teacher
"Blind Speed is a crazy-assed adventure of a novel, one that hilariously explores the serious issues of this era and every other: faith, love, ambition and its discontents, the possibility of spiritual regeneration, not to mention sibling rivalry and where to get a drink late at night in Boston. Josh Barkan has written a book that is whip-smart, but whose central allure resides in its oversized heart."--Steve Almond, author of (Not that You Asked) and Candyfreak
"Blind Speed is a rip-roaring read that will propel you to the next page until you laugh your way across the finish line. Rarely does a novel manage to capture so many facets of the culture at large--Cool prose and piercing insights from a hot new talent."--Martin J. Sherwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Prometheus